Monday, September 19, 2011

Advice for Writers: 003

There's always something cool for writers online. Here's what I've found during the past week:

Using Word of Mouth (Not Media Attention) to Sell Books, by Jane Friedman. Jane interviews humor writer John Warner about his debut novel, The Funny Man, from Soho Press.

Time Management and Social Media: Progress Update #1, by Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Recently, Debbie has been working very hard to use social media in moderation. Of course, one part of that is training herself to stay away, but the other part is training contacts that she's staying away.

Want to Be a Better Marketer? Start by Becoming a Better Teacher, by Jennifer Louden. Since most writers nowadays are forced into the role of marketer, I wanted to share this insightful piece on how to get better at it. The advice is spot on.

5 Elements of a Riveting First Line, by K.M. Weiland. The first line of a novel is one of the more important. Many writers mistake this importance as meaning the line has to be memorable, but as Weiland explains, it actually just has to propel the reader forward.

Proof Positive, by Randall Davidson. Davidson, who is the co-founder of a proofreading services company, shares his 10 tips for proofing your own writing.

Write a How-to Article in 6 Easy Steps, by Christina Katz. If you're into helping people get things done, then this how-to piece on how-to will help you help others.

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2 comments:

Cortney said...

Hey, just came across your blog! I'm also a writer, I write YA fantasy and romance. Thanks for these links, I'm looking forward to checking them out!

Robert Lee Brewer said...

Thanks for stopping by and checking in, Cortney!